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Hall of Fame Member

Debbie Jackson

Inducted: 2009

DEBBIE JACKSON (1949- ) has been the Tulsa World’s Sunday Editor since 1995. She graduated from Eufaula High School, attended Eastern Oklahoma Junior College and graduated in journalism from Oklahoma State University in 1971. She served as editor of the Henryetta Daily Freelance from 1971 until 1973 when she became assistant news editor of The Oklahoma Journal. In 1979, she joined the World as copy editor, then as an assistant city editor and entertainment editor before becoming city editor from 1985-1995. She has been the point person on the newspaper’s Oklahoma Poll for many years. She has been lead editor on all Tulsa World special sections and organized and produced coverage of three Centennial celebrations – Tulsa’s, the World’s and Oklahoma’s (including three books).

Debbie Jackson
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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